Wizards and Welsh wonder; is Carmarthen the best uni destination for you?

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Matthew Stevens (Snooker)
    John Nash (Architect)
    Rhod Gilbert (Comedian)

  • Population: 15,854

    • About Carmarthen

      A slow paced small town in the South West of Wales, Carmarthen is surrounded by tranquil Welsh countryside, a short trip from sandy beaches and half hour from the bright lights of Swansea.

      Higher education in Carmarthen is supplied by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David the biggest course in numbers is the teachers training, with good facilities in theatre and the performing arts. 

       'The Student Union provide an arrange of balls and parties all year round.The SU ‘Attic Bar’ is well equipped and show big screen sport with good beer on tap, whilst the Unity nightclub is one of the better entertainment venues this far west in Wales, with the usual club nights and a host of comedy and music gigs. 

      While it lacks in the bright lights and big city lifestyles of those in major cities, students living in Carmarthen can benefit from low living costs and there is also an opportunity to learn the native Welsh tongue.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • University of Wales Trinity Saint David


      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • The area is full of Arthurian legend - with Merlin the wizard supposedly born in a nearby cave!

      • The Amphitheatre on Priory Street is possibly the furthest west in the roman world and is one of only seven surviving examples in the UK.

      • Nott Square, formerly the Fish Market, was named after General Nott (1782-1845), remembered mainly for his achievements in the Afghan wars between 1839 and 1842